Friday, August 31, 2007

Fort Williams, Maine Labor Day Art Show, Sunday September 2nd

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Week of August 27th
This will be this week's work; a commission piece which I'm excited about, but would love to get your feedback on. The photo above is the (12" x 24") painting in its beginning stages--just trying to get a sense of everything. Let me know what you think...
In other news: the WCSH Sidewalk Art Fair was good, but boy was it hot. I asked my wife the night before what she thought I should wear, and she suggested some cool looking jeans and a white shirt. So at 5:30am the very next morning, that's what I pulled out of the closet. That outfit only worked until the moment I left the air-conditioned car to begin setting up for the day. The rest of the day was spent in vain attempts to stay cool. Still, I had a great time and thanks to everyone who helped me out. I met my festival neighbors-for-a-day, Ruth and Larry at about 6:30am and they were invaluable. Their feedback and friendship was very welcome and I hope to see them again. I also got to (finally!) meet Daily Painters artists, Elizabeth Fraser and Nita Leger Casey who both strolled all the way down Congress Street to find my tent. A lot of friends, old and new, popped in and helped out. My friends Scott and Kirsten saved the day with the delivery of two cement blocks to keep the tent from becoming airborne. Which reminds me of my other task this week; making weights for this coming Sunday's show at Fort Williams. Hope to see you there!

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Friday, August 24, 2007

WCSH SIDEWALK ART FAIR, Saturday, August 25th, 2007
For the past couple of days, I've been rehearsing for the WSCH Sidewalk Art Festival. It's the first time I've ever done one, so the tent has been set up in the backyard for the past 72 hours, and I'm slowly finishing up on how it will all work. Hanging paintings, without spending a fortune on systems, panels, screens, etc. has been a bit of a trick. I'm going with the time-tested string method (in white) to hang larger works and I made some panels for smaller pieces that I can recycle into "canvasses" later. I still have to go to the store for a couple of bags of Hershey's kisses and some flowers (I hear that these are crucial ingredients), but largely I'm ready to go. Well, I was ready to go until I came home from town this afternoon and found the tent listing in the backyard after being blown over. One leg was bent but not broken. (Note to self: pick up cement blocks at hardware store for weighting.) My spot is on Congress Street next to the State Theatre (near the coner of High and Congress). Hope to see you there!

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wyoming Winter (2) and Wyoming Summer, 10" x 10", Oil on Canvas, 2007
These three paintings belong to my mom, Judith Dragonette. (I hope you don't mind me using my blog to promote my mother.)She is out west at the moment visiting my sister who lives in Jackson, Wyoming. When she's not out visiting my sis, she lives in Wellfleet, MA. Her work clearly depicts these two landscapes; her work from Cape Cod in evocative of the soft light and small cottages that dot the outer Cape. From Wyoming and the West, she is inspired by the wildness of places like Yosemite or the Tetons. These paintings shown here are part of a larger series. A number from this series are now on exhibit and for sale at the Amangani Resort in Jackson Hole. These three paintings here will be for sale seperately at auction on ebay.


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Monday, August 13, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007